I want to make love to this dish. Sweet, sweet love. It’s that good. Trust me, you need to try it.

You don’t have to make love to it, though. That could get weird.

I feel really bad for my duplex neighbors. Their baby won’t stop crying. All day, all night. It just cries. The worst part is the only part of our house that is attached to theirs in my room. Lovely. Thankfully I just LOVE children. Lies. That was a lie.

I hate when you order something online and it can’t seem to get to your house fast enough. So you look out your window every time you hear a truck drive by because you think it’s the delivery truck. And open your door at least 5 times just hoping they secretly dropped off the package without you hearing. I do all of those things. I refuse to believe the tracking number which tells me it won’t arrive for another two days, I just am too optimistic for that bull.

So I recently talked about how I have a hard time drinking lately. And how it puts me in a weird spot when I want to hang out with my friends but all of them are out drinking. Well, I’m still feeling that way. So I’ve been spending more time at home on weekends. Which you’d think would be saving me money, but then I end up buying things to fill my time with. Like last Saturday. All my friends were going out and told me to meet them, but what did I do? I went and bought myself a new down comforter and duvet set. Do you know how expensive that sh*t is? Well, I didn’t. I haven’t gotten a new comforter since I was a freshmen in college. I don’t want to age myself, but that was 7 years ago. Anywho, it’s stupid expensive. I spent $300 and I bought on sale! Sales are straight up bullish*t. It’s just a ploy for you to feel like you’re saving money so you’ll actually buy it. And buy more. And I fell for it.

And after spending at least 3 hours rearranging my room, an hour of which was dedicated to putting my comforter into the duvet, I quickly regretted not going out. I don’t understand comforters. How the hell are they suppose to stay in place in the duvet? I used safety pins but I don’t believe that will do the trick. I was literally hopping on my bed holding the duvet in the air hoping the comforter would just fall into place. Doing stuff on your own is hard sometimes.

Now go make love to this food. Make love to it. Just do it. Don’t get a new duvet cover. Don’t do it.

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Buffalo Chicken Pasta

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  • Yield: 4-5 1x


  • 1 large spaghetti squash, cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons fat (I used duck fat)
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (I used Tessamae’s mild or hot wing sauce)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • chopped green onions, to garnish
  • sprinkle of red pepper flakes

For the mayo (this will render about 2/3 cup mayo)

  • ⅔ cup avocado oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 415 degrees
  2. Place spaghetti squash open side down on a baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until skin of squash is slightly soft and the threads of the squash easily come out with a fork
  3. While spaghetti squash is cooling, place a large pan over medium heat. Once pan is very hot, add fat and chicken to brown with a bit of salt and pepper. Once chicken has browned and no longer pink, remove from pan and place in a bowl
  4. In that same pan, still over medium heat, add garlic, onion, carrot and celery to the pan to cook. Sprinkle with a bit more salt. Once onion has become translucent, remove from heat.
  5. Now make the quick mayo. Add all mayo ingredients to a tall container, place an immersion blender to the bottom and turn on. Once the mixture begins to become thicker, slowly pull the immersion blender up the container to make sure mixture mixes completely.
  6. Now finish the dish off by adding the spaghetti squash threads to the pan, along with chicken, mayo, and hot sauce to the pan. Mix together and sprinkle with a bit more salt and pepper. Garnish with green onions and red pepper flakes..

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  1. William says:

    Trying this tonight with zoodles! Can’t wait!

  2. Jenn says:

    Ok, stupid question, I know. But are you heating up the entire dish of squash, chicken, and mayo/sauce in the pan? And for leftovers, do you warm them up? I’m just starting to like mayo and the idea of warm mayo still kinda grosses me out. 🙁

    1. juli says:

      yes and yes. and i thought the same thing before but it tastes great, i promise!

  3. Courtney says:

    This recipe is amazing! I’ve made it twice this week!

  4. Jenn says:

    Ok, I tried it, heated up mayo and all! 🙂 Great flavor and the mayo was easy to make. I didn’t use all the mayo in the recipe bc I think I had a really small spaghetti squash and didn’t want to overpower the hot sauce. Tasted great the next day too, but that was right out of the fridge. I got lazy.

    1. Jenn says:

      Oh, and threw in some bacon I had from a failed breakfast attempt earlier in the day. Because bacon makes everything better, right?

  5. Jen says:

    I’ve made this about 5 times now and it’s always a huge hit. My hubby and I devour the whole potful in one sitting… crazy, I know. I’ve taken to using Duke’s Mayonnaise Light with Olive Oil and it’s still fantastic. We also add broccoli sometimes for the added nutrients and the dish still doesn’t disappoint. Thank you for opening our eyes to this massive deliciousness.

  6. Chanel says:

    I just made this but may the paleo ranch dressing instead of just the mayo ….So GoOoOd!

  7. evlenmek says:

    looks great. I will try tomorrow!

  8. Crystal says:

    Why do I doubt you? I have no idea. I really should know better. I’ve made this a few times in the past and due to my fear of mayo in all forms, just used Frank’s Red Hot. But my dad gave us an immersion blender and I thought, what the hell. Let’s live on the edge. And OH MY GOD. It was amazing. SO DELICIOUS!

  9. Janet says:

    WOW!!! This is Ridiculously YUMMY!!!!! thanks for an Amazing recipe!

  10. Lori says:

    Holy cow! Another amazing recipe! You rock!!!!